What does data have to do with medicine?
Obviously a lot. Just in practicing medicine, doctors need to examine a multitude of data points; but then they also have to run a business on top of that. Every business has their own set of metrics and KPI's that they have to track, but compounding that with the difficulty of running a medical practice can be too much. That's where Encompass Health steps in. They help the doctor's offload some of the office work so that they can focus on practicing medicine, and we help them in that quest.
How did Encompass Health get involved with Praxis Metrics?
Encompass Health was initially just using Domo for their data visualization, but they wanted to get more training on how to best utilize the program. Seeing as Encompass Health is still a small company, they couldn't afford to dedicate an employee to learning the platform. Contracting with Praxis allowed them to have an outsourced data team available whenever they need, but at a fraction of the cost of an employee. This also allows them to take control of the platform and learn at their own pace, and then whenever they need help, Praxis can step in to help.
How did Praxis Metrics help?
Praxis helped them with the visualization of their data as well as the ETL (Extract, Transform, Load). The process of ETL is to take data that is formatted, reported, and measured differently in disparate systems and standardizing it so that it can be visualized together.The team at Encompass knew what they wanted their data to look like, and then the team at Praxis was able to execute on that vision. We set up their data as an executive view, with the option to drill down into specifics. In the healthcare industry, most people focus on the executive level summary. From there, individuals may want to drill down into the details; so we set up their dashboards with that option. The Encompass team could set up the executive view, but the Praxis team also created a drill down path for them as well.
What benefits has Encompass Health seen?
Encompass Health knew that they wanted customization first and foremost. The dashboards that we built allowed them to do just that.Another benefit was the outsourced data team; as they stated, Austin is a powerhouse of an employee. Austin knows data extremely well, and can create almost anything that the mind can conjure.Being able to take their data on the go, and view it wherever they need to has also helped them tremendously.
Encompass Health has become data-rich, and now they will help their doctor's become data rich as well. They plan to start rolling out more advanced features for their clinicians, helping them to make even smarter business decisions.If you’d like to learn more about the dashboards discussed in this video, visit us here.